Molecular Phylogeny of cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI). The evolutionary history of 245 nucleotide partial COI sequences was inferred by using the Maximum Likelihood method. The tree with the highest log likelihood (-11199) is shown. The analysis reveals two distinct phylogenetic clades with 100% bootstrap support corresponding to the Atlantic and Pacific samples respectively. The Pacific and Atlantic entries from the present study are highlighted in yellow and red. The tree is drawn to scale, with branch lengths measured in the number of substitutions per site. The Ls COI Pac sequence [GenBank:KF278676] was derived from the holotype speciemen (ZMUB91335). The Ls COI ATL sequence [GenBank:KF278677] was derived from a random female from the LsAtl strain.